In 2010, the IDB approved its first Programme of Rural Electrification (PER) in Bolivia, of which the objective was to grant access to electricity to the most remote areas of Bolivia. It resulted in more than 3,000 km of distribution lines and two transmission lines of 200 km that became operational in 2015. Now, Bolivia is looking to enhance rural electrification and its … [Read more...] about Enhancing Rural Electrification and its Productive Use in Bolivia
The Role of Expansion Plans Promoting Feasible Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) The future of energy needs to be sustainable. In the future, energy consumption should not be associated with CO2 emission. Among many uncertainties, this seems to be an agreement. All the IDB member countries signed the Paris Agreement, pledging to make efforts to stabilize … [Read more...] about Aligning Electricity Investment Plans and Climate Policy Commitments in LAC
Energy is key for economic development. Oil, gas, and electricity serve as an important input for transport and industry processes. Electricity is essential for household’s well-being, and commercial activities. Moreover, the quality of most public services, such as health and education, rely on electricity. Historically, demand growth is coupled with economic development. … [Read more...] about Energy transition and economic development: a challenge or an opportunity for Brazil?
IDB participated in the XXIII Meeting of the Ibero-American Regulatory Association (ARIAE) in which a Regional Cooperation in Support of LAC regions regulators was launched. Energy regulation has been a key element for credibility and predictability to the energy sector; it is the backbone for balancing key objectives of attracting new investment and protecting consumers. … [Read more...] about What should be the next steps for energy regulation in this innovation era?
The digital economy is powered by cloud-based data services around the world, such services are growing at a staggering pace of 30-40% annually for some data providers. A key component of cloud-based services is to have data centers that are located close to data domain centers, to reduce the latency of data management and transfer. Powering these data centers and thus … [Read more...] about Does LAC Have the Energy It Takes to Become a World Leader Host of Data Centers?